How to Save a Dying City in Four Steps . . . Or Maybe Five

Written by Gary North on October 17, 2015

Detroit and Chicago are models of urban failure. The decline of both cities visibly began around 1960. That was when a decade of Democratic control merged with the federal government to turn these cities into welfare state disasters. This had begun in the New Deal. But it took a quarter century for the process to […]

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Whistleblowers as Heroes, Not Traitors

Posted on October 17, 2015

By John Kiriakou What is it about whistleblowers that the powers that be can’t stand? When I blew the whistle on the CIA’s illegal torture program, I was derided in many quarters as a traitor. My detractors in the government attacked me for violating my secrecy agreement, even as they ignored the oath we’d all […]

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Obama and the TPP

Written by Gary North on October 17, 2015

I don’t talk a lot about Obama, since he is mostly a cipher. I did not talk much about Clinton, either, for the same reason. They are both talkers. But when it came to making their agendas clear, and then passing them into law, they accomplished little. What did Clinton ever do that we remember? […]

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The Unspoken Truth About Gun Control

Written by Gary North on October 10, 2015

Political activists are more entrenched on this issue than any other issue in American life. Somebody might say that legalized abortion would be the top candidate. I don’t think that’s the case. Opponents of abortion are not going to change, but the degree of commitment has faded over the last two decades. The futility of […]

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Why Matt Drudge Can Stop Worrying

Written by Gary North on October 10, 2015

Matt Drudge appeared on Alex Jones’s Infowars. Here is how he has been quoted. On the future of digital copyright: “I had a Supreme Court justice tell me to my face it’s over for me. Said, ‘Matt, it’s over for you. They’ve got the votes now to enforce copyright law. You’re out of there. They’re […]

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Bitcoins and the IRS: Walmart’s Problem

Written by Gary North on October 10, 2015

It’s time for me to revisit the story of bitcoins. As you may have noticed — or not have noticed — you don’t hear much about bitcoins these days. A bitcoin used to be worth about $1100. These days, it is worth $250. The price has settled into this range for most of the year. […]

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Lonely Nazis Among Us

Written by Gary North on October 10, 2015

Within the far Right, there are Nazis. Real ones. I received this email on October 6: Since no one will say this, I will. Europe desperately needs another Adolf Hitler. And so does North America. Karen C. Think of this lady’s situation. She sees herself as all alone. I hope that her assessment is correct. […]

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Political Fools and Their Money

Written by Gary North on October 10, 2015

What do you know about Lawrence Lessig? If your life depended on writing a page on the career of Lawrence Lessig, and you had 30 minutes to write the essay, and you were in a room without access to the Internet, would I be wise to sell you a life insurance policy? Quite frankly, I […]

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They Shoot Christians, Don’t They?

Written by Gary North on October 3, 2015

The NBC News version of the story of the Oregon massacres said this: High school student Autumn Vicari told NBC News her 19-year-old brother J.J. was in a room filled with students at the college when the gunman entered. According to her brother’s account, Vicari said at one point the shooter told people to stand […]

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